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Putting it Simply: a Context-Aware Approach to Lexical Simplification

Biran, Or; Brody, Samuel; Elhadad, Noemie

We present a method for lexical simplification Simplification rules are learned from a comparable corpus, and the rules are applied in a context-aware fashion to input sentences. Our method is unsupervised. Furthermore, it does not require any alignment or correspondence among the complex and simple corpora. We evaluate the simplification according to three criteria: preservation of grammaticality, preservation of meaning, and degree of simplification Results show that our method outperforms an established simplification baseline for both meaning preservation and simplification, while maintaining a high level of



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Computer Science
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April 26, 2013